Saturday, December 13, 2008


Nathan has a deal with the snow plow driver that he will pile as much snow as possible into our front sidewalk. This will be the beginning of a big pile to play in.
We had some snow today. Long hoped for and highly rejoice over. This is Caleb and Ethan.

Gingerbread House

Today Camille decorated a gingerbread house. It was a kit she had from a primary activity. She had lots of help from the youngest kids :) and a little from Leslie and mom, but most of this work is hers. Way to go, Sis!

This is from the night we put up the tree. All the kids tried to sit in the box. Hope we can still store the tree in it!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008 in Dubois

Jacob did a little hunting.

All of us in Idaho for Thanksgiving. The first all family photo we've had in a long time, not spruced up, but all there.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween 2008

We went to Preston to see Arnica's baby blessed. We had to detour around an accident and the colors were so gorgeous! I think we should take the scenic route more often.
Seth regards his pumpkin. Unsure what it all means.

We had a good time carving pumpkins. This is the first year I had a pumpkin for each kid in a long time. Only down side is that I have some kids who just can't take scooping the insides. So I didn't actually carve my pumpkin, I just scooped and scooped. Ugh. (Nathan is one of the kids who can't take it.)

Watch out neighborhood! I think we had more candy come home than most stores stock this time of year! At least that is what you would think to see the wrappers around the house. :(

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Temple Square

Ethan, Caleb, Camille, Seth, Leslie and Miriam.

We are back! The kids and I spent an afternoon in downtown Salt Lake over UEA weekend. We visited temple square and the Beehive house. Jacob was on a scout camp, so he isn't in the photos. We had a great time. We haven't been downtown to look around since Christmas lights!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Camera Down! ugh!

Wouldn't you know that my camera would quit just when I decide to blog. Too bad too. Ethan cut the neighbor girl's hair 2 weeks ago and his own this week. Now they are wearing the same cute buzz. I would love to post a photo of them!

Monday, July 21, 2008

New at our house...

These are the boys new pirate shorts. I made them for the three little boys to match. Jake is too old for pirate shorts...(hee hee). Mostly I posted this because I love the faces on Ethan and Caleb. Same tilt of the head, but what a mood difference.

This is the new office. It has been a bedroom and a family room since we moved here, but now I think it has found its true calling. The paint on the bottom is bright orange. Wow! But Nathan has been trying to cajole me into orange for years. Since he pays the mortgage, and does the painting........(sigh) who am I to stand in the way? Truly, I love it. But one has to tease. So far, the computer, the piano and the mail are all that live in here.

This is my new couch! Everyone applaud! It is the first new-from-the-store furniture we have ever purchased. The camera didn't quite know what to do with the pattern, but it is blue and white striped. The really cool thing about this couch is that the upholstery is a slip cover, and they were on sale, so when fall comes, the couch will be beige and white check.

This is the other side of the living room. We have a long window seat, and I re-covered it to go with the couch. Eventually we'll put up some things on the walls too, but one thing at a time.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hello World!

Founder's Day Festivities
Leslie turns twelve

The Three Musketeers

Miriam's Kindergarten Graduation